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Talk: Beyond FizzBuzz: Master Job Interview Coding Challenges

Picture this: you're acing a job interview, and you feel great. Then out comes the dreaded whiteboard, and you're faced with some off-the-wall task with no bearing to reality or sanity. Find us some palindromes! Tell us how many sewer covers there are in the city of San Francisco! Print "FizzBuzz" some of the time! Don't lose your cool. Most of these coding challenges fall into a few categories that you can master. Many become very easy once you realize the trick to it. In this talk, you'll learn about some popular challenges and how to knock them out of the park. You'll explore alternative methods, and find out how to impress your interviewer with your understanding of data structures and algorithms. Learn how to use unit tests to sharpen your skills. Practice the principles you learn in this talk, and you'll be able fly through standard job coding challenges with ease.


Vesna Kovach

Vesna Kovach (@vesna_v_k)


Vesna Kovach lives in Columbus, Wisconsin, a historic town near Madison. She likes steampunk, retro cookery, gaming, and growing unusual vegetables.